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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Vacancy On Supreme Court 2017 - Press coverage of yesterday's JNC nominations [Updated]

"Three judges recommended to replace Rucker on Indiana Supreme Court" reports Dan Carden in this NWI Times story. Some quotes:

INDIANAPOLIS — Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary native, will be succeeded on the Indiana Supreme Court by a county judge hailing from either the northeast, central or southeast region of the state.

On Wednesday, the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission unanimously recommended to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb the three candidates it believes are best suited to serve on the five-member high court.

They are: Clark Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael, 54, of Jeffersonville; Wabash Superior Judge Christopher Goff, 44, of Wabash; and Boone Superior Judge Matthew Kincaid, 46, of Lebanon.

Kincaid was a finalist last year for the Supreme Court seat that went to Justice Geoffrey Slaughter, a Crown Point native. Kincaid also is a law school graduate of Loyola University Chicago.

This year's other two finalists did not list any connections to Northwest Indiana in their applications.

"Boone County judge among 3 Indiana Supreme Court nominees" is the heading to this very brief Indianapolis Star story.

"Three Finalists Chosen For Supreme Court Opening" is the heading to Brandon Smith's WBOI NPR story.

"Carmichael selected as Indiana Supreme Court judge nominee" reports the Clark County News & Tribune.

"Kincaid among three finalists for Supreme Court seat" write Elizabeth Pearl for the Lebanon Reporter. The story begins:

For the second time in a little over a year, Boone County Superior Court I Judge Matthew Kincaid is one of the three finalists for a seat on the Indiana Supreme Court.

Kincaid, along with Wabash County Superior Court Judge Christopher Goff and Clark County Circuit Court Judge Vicki Carmichael were chosen from 11 candidates by a Judicial Nominating Commission. The commission will forward the final three candidates' names to Gov. Eric Holcomb, who will have 60 days to make an official appointment for the seat.

Kincaid, who also made it to the final three in March 2016, said the consideration is an honor.

[Updated at 10:55 am] "Rep. Washburne not chosen as Indiana Supreme Court nominee," reports Kaitlin L Lange in a story for the Evansville Courier & Press.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 20, 2017 09:42 AM
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